BIFF

International previews
Many exciting titles from the Norwegian distributors, films that will open theatrically later this fall, near Christmas or next year.





Films in this programme:

3-Iron
Sør-Korea / Japan, 2004
Director: Kim Ki-duk


A beautiful and violent tale about a homeless young man who breaks into empty houses.
  Battle in Heaven
Mexico / Belgia / Frankrike / Tyskland, 2005
Director: Carlos Reygadas


A struggle for redemption
 

The Beat that My Heart Skipped
Frankrike, 2005
Director: Jacques Audiard


Super talented Romain Duris as a criminal trying to break out of his criminal environment
  Brokeback Mountain
USA, 2005
Director: Ang Lee


A beautiful and poignant love story of two farm hands. Winner of this year's Golden Lion in Venice.
 

The Brothers Grimm
Tsjekkia / USA, 2005
Director: Terry Gilliam


A both grotesque and visually playful depiction of classic fairy tale characters.
  The Child
Belgia, 2005
Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne


After fathering a child, Bruno stumbles onto a path towards crime and punishment.
 

Circle
Norge, 2005
Director: Aleksander Nordaas


A no-budget local production about a group of students' games which turns nasty after a short while
  The Constant Gardener
Storbritannia / USA, 2005
Director: Fernando Meirelles


Through a murder mystery THE CONSTANT GARDENER examines the role of multinational companies in Kenya
 

Dead Man's Shoes
Storbritannia, 2004
Director: Shane Meadows


A dark tale with distubring tones of malice and violence
  The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
Romania, 2005
Director: Cristi Puiu


An intriguing tale of moral responsibility in a health system based solely on economic rationality.
 

Domino
Frankrike / USA, 2005
Director: Tony Scott


High-sensation seeking model goes bounty hunting. You're probably in for a cult treat here!
  Doom
USA / Tsjekkia, 2005
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak


A squad of soilders is sent to a research facility on Mars - can they help when hell breaks loose?
 

Down in the Valley
USA, 2005
Director: David Jacobson


A darkly compelling drama about a delusional man who belives he is a cowboy
  Elizabethtown
USA, 2005
Director: Cameron Crowe


A heartwarming comedy about love and failure, life contemplation and family ties
 

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
USA, 2005
Director: Scott Derrickson


A horror film and a court room drama about Emily Rose and the evil spirits who have possessed her.
  Flightplan
USA, 2005
Director: Robert Schwentke


Jodie Foster in a claustrophobic thriller at 40,000 feet
 

God Save the King
Sverige, 2005
Director: Ulf Malmros


A celebration of the 80s' punk scene in Gothenburg
  A History of Violence
USA, 2005
Director: David Cronenberg


Tom saves the day, but when the event is screened on national tv, he gets unexpected visitors.
 

In Her Shoes
USA, 2005
Director: Curtis Hanson


Humorous and well acted drama about two sisters who have more in common than they think
  Into the Blue
USA, 2005
Director: John Stockwell


A diving thriller with sharks, hidden treasures, lurking gangsters and friendship.
 

Manslaughter
Danmark, 2005
Director: Per Fly


A clever analysis of the Danish middle class through the life of the teacher Karsten
  Me and You and Everyone We Know
USA, 2005
Director: Miranda July


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Murk
Danmark, 2005
Director: Jannik Johansen


The brother of a suicide victim decides to look into the circumstances around his sister's death
  Night Watch
Russland, 2004
Director: Timur Bekmambetov


Mythological forces of light battle the forces of darkness in this epic struggle
 

Nordeste
Spania / Belgia / Frankrike / Argentina, 2005
Director: Juan Solanas


A woman so desperate for children that she resorts to drastic, illegal measures
  Paradise Now
Palestina / Nederland / Tyskland / Frankrike, 2005
Director: Hany Abu-Assad


A powerful story about two Palestinian suicide bombers
 

Pitbullterje
Norge, 2005
Director: Arild Fröhlich


The class has got a new pupil. Terje is a big and obese youngster and an easy target for nagging.
  Romance and Cigarettes
USA, 2005
Director: John Turturro


Rough musical about Nick, who cheats on his wife and bursts into song when life deals him a blow.
 

Screaming Masterpiece
Island, 2005
Director: Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon


A vital, multi-stratified portrait of the current music scene in Iceland

  Serenity
USA, 2005
Director: Joss Whedon


A clever and witty action adventure about the crew of the spaceship Serenity.
 

Seven Swords
Sør-Korea / Hong Kong / Kina, 2005
Director: Tsui Hark


Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General
  Strings
Danmark, 2004
Director: Anders Rønnow Klarlund


A unique and fantastic story of marionettes
 

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
USA, 2005
Director: Tim Burton & Mike Johnson


Poetry in motion
  The Wayward Cloud
Taiwan / Frankrike / Hong Kong, 2005
Director: Tsai Mingliang


A romantic musical about an unusual couple, pornography, drought and watermelons.
 

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